Loren Riegelhaupt


Managing Director & Chief of Staff
New York City


Loren Riegelhaupt is a communications veteran specializing in corporate communications, crisis management and public affairs campaigns. In addition to serving as chief of staff, Loren helps oversee the public affairs team and is a leading crisis management and corporate communications consultant. Loren has worked on some of SKDKnickerbocker’s largest and most prominent accounts, including Ernst & Young, the New York Stock Exchange, Gerson Lehrman Group, Amerigroup and Express Scripts.

In addition, Loren has a deep background in real estate having worked with Millennium Partners, Monday Properties, Thor Equities, the redevelopment of Coney Island, the sale of the historic Chelsea Hotel and the proposed Cosmos soccer stadium on Long Island.

Prior to joining SKDK, Loren served as vice president of government and public affairs for Forest City Ratner Companies, where he was in charge of all external communications. At FCRC, he managed the development and implementation of the multiyear integrated public affairs campaign for the Atlantic Yards project, including the Barclays Center, now home to the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets. Previously, Loren helped lead a group of community and elected leaders in defeating the proposed New York Jets football stadium on the West Side of Manhattan.

Throughout his career, Loren has excelled at delivering strategic and innovative public relations campaigns for clients facing regulatory, legislative and public interest issues. For each client – which ranged from real estate to health care and from financial services to organized labor – Loren has served as the lead communications advisor and point person for crafting, organizing and delivering an aggressive and thoughtful communications strategy.

Loren lives in Rye, New York, with his wife and three children. He is a graduate of Colgate University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in English in 1997.